ATHENS, Ohio -- The Ohio women's basketball team (13-11, 7-6 MAC) return to Athens on Saturday, Feb. 17 when the Bobcats host Mid-American Conference East foe Bowling Green (10-14, 2-11 MAC). Tip-off is set for 1 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3 where Jake Hromada and Toni Roesch will have the call. If you can't catch it there, Gabe Genovesi and Noah Wolf have you covered on WOUB-AM 1340.
Feb. 17, 2018 |Bowling Green Falcons (10-14, 2-11 MAC) vs. Ohio Bobcats (13-11, 7-6 MAC) | 1 p.m. ET | Athens, Ohio | Convocation Center | Gametracker |Watch ESPN | Listen Live | Ohio Game Notes | BGSU Game Notes
A WIN AGAINST BOWLING GREEN WOULD...
- Give Ohio their 29th all-time win against BGSU.
- Give head coach Bob Boldon his 196th career win and his 98th at Ohio.
- Give Ohio its 561st victory in program history and 294th MAC win.
- Move the Bobcats to 14-11 and 8-6 in the MAC.
- Give Ohio 14 wins in a season for the fourth-straight year and the fourth time under Boldon.
- It would be the 13th time in program history that Ohio has had at least 13 wins in a season.
- It would be the 15th time in program history that the Bobcats have won at least eight games in MAC play.
- Be the eighth-straight win over the Falcons and the fourth-straight in Athens.
ALL TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
- Bowling Green leads the all-time series against Ohio, 55-28
- The Bobcats and Falcons met earlier this season on Jan. 20, with Ohio winning in Bowling Green, 70-63.
- The Bobcats have won the last seven against Bowling Green and the last three against the Falcons in Athens.
- The Bobcats are currently 13-11 overall and 7-6 in the MAC after falling to Eastern Michigan on Feb. 14.
- Leading Ohio is Cierra Hooks with 14.4 points per game. She is also averaging 4.9 rebounds and 3.3 steals per game.
- Amani Burke is averaging 12.7 points per game and is averaging of 3.8 rebounds.
- Dominique Doseck is adding 10.0 points a game and has the team lead with 51 three-pointers made.
- Gabby Burris is slowly climbing her way up the points ladder, averaging 9.7 points per game and 11.0 points per game since MAC play began.
- Taylor Agler adds 7.7 points a game and 3.6 rebounds to go along with her team-leading 111 (4.6) assists.
- As a team, Ohio is averaging 67.4 points a game while allowing opponents to score 67.0 points a game.
- Ohio is shooting .374 from the field, .278 from three-point range and .647 from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats are averaging 33.5 rebounds a game, 11.0 assists per game and 1.9 blocks a game.
- The Bobcats are turning the ball over only 14.8 times a game, while forcing opponents to turn the ball over 23.0 times.
- Ohio is also averaging 12.4 steals a game.
- The Bobcats are currently fourth in the nation in turnover margin, seventh in turnovers forced, eighth in steals per game and 10th in total steals.
- In the Nov. 12 opener, four Bobcats made their first ever start as a Bobcat (Katie Barker, Amani Burke, Dominique Doseck and Kendall Jessing), while three others made their college debut (Burris, Cierra Hooks, Alexis Stover)
- On Nov. 16 against Notre Dame, Four Bobcats finished in double-digits and redshirt senior guard Taylor Agler finished with a career-high 10 assists. Meche'la Cobb also made her Bobcat debut.
- Ohio returns one starter from last year's squad, in redshirt senior Taylor Agler.
- On Dec. 10 at Purdue, the Bobcats defeated the Boilermakers for the first time since 1982, and defeated a Big Ten team on the road for the first time since 1994.
- The Bobcats have forced teams to turn the ball over 30-plus times five times this season, and have forced at least 20 turnovers in 17 of their 24 games.
- On Dec. 31, Doseck scored a career-high 27 points against Toledo. It was the first time all season that a Bobcat score 20 or more points.
- Doseck was named MAC East Player of the Week on Jan. 2 for her performance the week of Dec. 25.
- On Jan. 13, Cierra Hooks scored a career-high 22 points in a win at Western Michigan. She was the second Bobcat this season to score 20-plus points in a game. Hooks scored 15 of her 22 points in the third quarter.
- Hooks added another 20-point game on Jan. 20 at Bowling Green, scoring 20 points and going 10-of-12 from the free throw line.
- Katie Barker recorded a career game in Jan. 24 against NIU when she scored 24 points and hit a career-high eight three pointers.
- In the same game on Jan. 24, Ohio drained 15 three-pointers, a season high for the Bobcats.
- Also against NIU, Hooks recorded her second game-winning steal and layup as time expired of the season. The first time coming on Nov. 22 at Marshall.
- On Feb. 3, Hooks and Burris made their first career starts as Bobcats.
- Hooks set a new career-high with 28 points on Feb. 3 against Ball State. She also registered a career-high 11 rebounds for her first career double-double.
- Hooks was named MAC East POW on Feb. 6 for her performance against Ball State.
- Hooks created a new career-high on Feb. 7 against CMU, scoring 30 points.
- Hooks is the second-highest scoring freshman in program history, trailing only Caroline Mast.
- Hooks was named the MAC East POW for the second-straight week on Feb. 13 for her performance the week prior.
- Hannah Thome set a career-high nine points and a career-high three made three-pointers on Feb. 14 at EMU.
THE LAST TIME WE SAW OHIO
- Ohio is coming off of a 73-58 loss to Eastern Michigan on Feb. 14 in Ypsilanti, Mich.
- Cierra Hooks led the Bobcats with 15 points, going 6-of-10 from the field, 3-of-8 from the free throw line, grabbed five rebounds, dished out four assists and had one block.
- Gabby Burris scored 10 points, going 3-of-9 from the field, 1-of-5 from three, 3-of-4 from the free throw line and grabbed five rebounds.
- Hannah Thome added a career-high nine points by draining a career-high three made three pointers.
- Amani Burke added eight points, Kendall Jessing added a team-leading six rebounds, while Taylor Agler dished out a team-leading five assists.
- As a team, Ohio shot .357 (20-of-56) from the field, .281 (9-of-32) from beyond the arc and .563 (9-of-16) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats dished out 12 assists, had five blocks and three steals. The Bobcats forced EMU to turn the ball over 10 times and only scored two points off of them.
- The Bobcats scored 20 points in the paint and had 20 bench points.
- For EMU, Danielle Minott scored 24 points and had nine rebounds, followed by Sasha Dailey with 19 points and Courtnie Lewis with 14 points and 11 rebounds.
- As a team, EMU shots .452 from the field, .235 from three-point range and 13-of-20 from the free throw line.
- They dished out 10 assists, had two blocks, nine steals and forced Ohio to turn the ball over 17 times and scored 17 points off of them.
IN BOWLING GREEN'S LAST GAME
- Bowling Green is coming off of a 73-68 loss at the hands of Northern Illinois on Feb. 10.
- Leading BGSU was Andrea Cecil with 20 points and 10 rebounds, followed by Cary Santoro's 12 points and 10 rebounds.
- Sydney Lambert added 11 points and five boards.
- As a team, Bowling Green shot .356 from the field, .344 from three-point range and .556 from the free throw line.
- The Falcons dished out 10 assists, had eight blocks and two steals, while forcing NIU to turn the ball over only nine times.
- For NIU, Courtney Woods scored 29 points and had 12 rebounds, while Abby Woollacott scored 19 and Mikayla Voigt had 15 points.
- NIU shot .358 from the field, .167 from three-point range and. 857 from the free throw line.
SCOUTING BOWLING GREEN
- Eastern Michigan is currently 10-14 overall and 2-11 in MAC play.
- Leading the Falcons is Carly Santoro with 13.2 points a game and 9.3 rebounds.
- Next is Sydney Lambert who averages 10.0 points a game.
- Bowling Green averages 63.6 points a game, while allowing opponents to score an average of 69.7 points a game.
- BGSU is shooting .368 from the field, .313 from three-point range and .726 from the free throw line.
- BGSU averages 37.5 rebounds a game and dishes out 9.2 assists a game.
- BGSU turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times a game and forces opponents to turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times a game.
- The Falcons average 7.0 steals a game and 2.7 blocks a contest.
LAST TIME AGAINST BOWLING GREEN
- The Bobcats Bowling Green last met on Jan. 20, 2018 in Bowling Green, Ohio where the Bobcats won the matchup, 70-63.
- Cierra Hooks led the way with 20 points, going 5-of-11 from the field, 10-of-12 from the free throw line, grabbed eight rebounds and has two assists, three steals and a block.
- Gabby Burris added 12 points, going 4-of-9 from the field, 1-of-2 from three, 3-of-4 from the free throw line, had four rebounds, a block and two steals.
- Katie Barker added nine points, going 3-of-4 from three-point range and grabbed four rebounds.
- Taylor Agler dished out a team-leading four assists and had five rebounds.
- As a team, Ohio went 20-of-60 (.367) from the field, 7-of-21 (.333) from three-point range and 19-of-24 (.792) from the free throw line.
- The Bobcats were out rebounded by the Falcons 39-37, but dished out nine assists, had two blocks and nine steals.
- Ohio forced BGSU to turn the ball over 18 times and scored 17 points off of them. They also scored 26 points in the paint, 12 second chance points, nine fast break points and 39 bench points.
- For Bowling Green, Haley Puk had 14 points, while Sydney Lambert and Carly Santoro had 13 points.
- The Falcons went 21-of-57 (.368) from the field, 9-of-25 (.360) from three-point range and 12-of-18 (.667) from the free throw line. They also dished out 10 assists, had three blocks, six steals and forced Ohio to turn the ball over 11 times and scored five points off of them.
The Bobcats stay in Athens to take on Kent State on Wednesday, Feb. 21. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. inside the Convocation Center and can be seen on ESPN3.